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July 18, 2007

Purdue specialists to discuss crop challenges at field day

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Southeast Purdue University Agricultural Center will hold its annual field day featuring topics on fungicides, continuous corn, soybeans and insects from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 16 in Butlerville, Ind.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour the farm and take a look at the crops said Ken Salkeld, Purdue Extension educator in Jennings County. 

"Like many farmers around, we are hurting for rain," said Salkeld, who also is helping to plan the field day. "Even with the poor weather conditions, there are still good things happening on the farm.

"No matter what your experience level is, you're bound to take something away."

The field day is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.  To register, call the Purdue Extension office in Jennings County at (812) 352-3033 or the local Purdue Extension office.

Pesticide applicator recertification programs (PARP) will be offered for a $10 fee. To earn credit, participants must bring their license. Those attending also are eligible for continuing education credits.

Featured topics and speakers are:

* Fungicides, Greg Shaner, Purdue Extension crop specialist.

* Challenges of corn following corn, Bob Nielson, Purdue Extension agronomist.

* Roundup ready volunteer corn in soybeans, Bill Johnson, Purdue Extension weed specialist.

* Soybean planting: Pod set dates and flowering, Chad Lee, University of Kentucky grain crops specialist.

* Insect issues, John Obermeyer, Purdue Extension entomologist.

For more information, contact Salkeld at (812) 352-3033,

For more information about the Southeast Purdue University Agricultural Center, visit the Web site at The center is located six miles east of North Vernon on U.S. Highway 50. To reach the center, turn north at the flashing yellow light and follow the signs.

Writer: Julie Douglas, (765) 496-1050,

Source: Ken Salkeld, (812) 352-3033,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Beth Forbes,
Agriculture News Page

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